America's Next Top Hayekian Public Intellectual

Greg Ransom is running a silly poll. It's silly because I'm on it, and there are apparently 16 people — putting me somewhere between my heroes Vernon Smith and Douglass North — who think I'm tops. Eat it Taleb. The volume of voting seems to be low, so we could take this, sports fans. Thomas Sowell? Don Boudreaux? Russ Roberts? Who are these people? Have you ever seen Israel Kirzner in public? I can't say that I have.

Update: My office wall:

  • Jayson Virissimo

    Now if we could only pass a law that would prevent Icelandic poets from lying. I’ll get my friends in Washington working on it…

    • webgrrl

      All poets are liars. We are of the Devil’s party, after all. But nonetheless, some of what the poet said is true – the screen medium does place certain demands on the body and does affect comprehension, we know this from user interface research and human factors engineering.